I am proud to say that I helped write part of a sermon over the past week. As you can tell from the rest of my blog posts, I do not usually dabble in the realm of theological writing. I usually write more about my observations of things that are happening around me.


With that being said, I am actually really excited to have had the opportunity to cater my writing to more of a religious setting and not casual. Although I will not go into what I was writing about, I will talk about some takeaways that I had.


One takeaway is that I have to really do research before I begin to write. There is a lot of preparation that goes into the sermon each week. Especially ones that are supposed to be over 20 minutes or more.


Another thing I learned is that it takes a lot of writing for you to be able to put together a sermon properly. It will easily take over 3500 words to complete just a basic sermon. You cannot simply write it in one night, nor one day.


I have much more of an appreciation for the sermons that are delivered at service. There is so much behind the scenes work that is involved. It is crazy to think about the Dean, or whoever the preacher happens to be, has to do this on a weekly basis. I was lucky enough to be able to have written mine weeks in advance.

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